кефир

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed into Russian from a language of the Caucausus; compare Mingrelian ქიფური (k’ip’uri), Ossetian къӕпы (k’æpy), Karachay-Balkar гыпы. The ultimate origin is unknown.

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Noun[edit]

кефи́р (kefírm inan (genitive кефи́ра, nominative plural кефи́ры)

  1. kefir (a yogurt-like beverage made from fermented cow’s milk)
    Я про́сто обожа́ю кефи́р, но зато́ терпе́ть не могу́ молоко́! — I just love kefir, but, on the other hand, I hate milk!

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References[edit]

  • кефир” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume I, page 393
  • кефир” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv, volume II, page 227
  • Vasilij Abajev (1958–89), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskogo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of Ossetian], in 4 vols, Moscow–Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences, volume I, page 627